Grateful Dead Live at Giants Stadium on 1995-06-19
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
FOB 25th Row, Dead fuckin center, Nak 300's (hand held, still sore) into my sony D7. Dat > sblive > Cd; Seeded to etree by Wally Stine
- Nak 300's (FOB 25th Row, DFC) > Sony D7 DAT > SB Live > CD Wave > mkwACT > SHN
- East Rutherford, NJ
- Audience: Nak 300's
- Taped by
- Wally Stine
- Transferred by
- Wally Stine
- Giants Stadium
Subject: Just the experience
Subject: Second show and last time seeing Jerry and still ...
This is painful to listen to and im not certain i will return tobthis again until i listen to every show ive ever attended back to back when and if i ever stop running out the door every chance i get. Im still doing it. Took a long break after this one tho because musically this is about as lackluster and or painful as one could get.
The first set begins w a CRS that is missing the intro here so i will pass over the fact that its not the best. GMLS sounds forced and the ROR is weak as well. IAON picks it up just a bit. A better burst of the energy comes out. But Jerry is not there. Hes hanging in. It was like that until he just gave up and we dont get him for most of set 2. I hate to rag on the man. Hes the best guitarist that ever lived. He gave his all every night. He did it for us. And he suffered for it. Hes suffering here. Carpal tunnel. Drugs for the pain. Vicious cycle. This was a majorly off night.
Any show no matter how good it is almost always has bad moments and the same rule applies to bad shows. We have some fine moments here towards the later parts of the second set.
But to people who feel this is musically a great show wake up and smell the roses. Stop and listen to spring tour same year. The last night at the delta center, the last night at the spectrum , the first night in memphis, tampa. All much better shows than this. Just sayin...
Subject: The Music Finally Stopped
Update: 1st set actually okay. But the 2nd set is horrific. Jerry's guitar is pretty much turned off. Guess Bobby the Bagman let him into his stash during break.
Subject: Throwing Stones
The only highlights of the show musically come at the end of the second set, at least for this lifelong Head. Stella Blue and the TS>Lovelight being the best part of the long hot night in the NJ swamplands. The rare GMLS in the first set is sloppy though notable for appearance alone. Bob Dylan who opened, put on a better performance though his voice was totally shot.
Still I am grateful I attended this show. Everytime I meet someone and they say they never saw the band with Jerry I forget just how bad they were by comparison in the spring and summer of 1995 and say there was nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.
Subject: Brokedown Palace
Subject: More Pigshit!
Another close contender for worse musical performance ever by anyone is the Knickerbocker arena show during this summer tour.
There is not one good thing to remember from this. If I was there and close enough to the stage, I would have pulled down my pants, took a squat right there on the floor, takin' a shit, picked up that shit with my bare hands, and through it at the stage.
This is a 5 turd performance
BTW, Phil Lesh spoke about this show. He said how they had to remind/tell jerry where he should be. Just listen to The Other One, Throwing Stones. Jerry isn't even playing guitar!!!!
Did you hear that all you morons calling this a good show. Jerry stopped playing. Speaking of throwing shit, all you neo deadheads have shit for brains!
Subject: Fare Thee Well
Subject: Well said Tom Stanley
Subject: Stella Blue
Subject: simply dull
You meant more to me than you'll ever know...
Subject: searching for the sound
really sad but i still agree that even though he may not have sounded his best around this time he really poured his emotion into the sad songs Phil also says "His guitar never sounded so pure and touching as it did during so many roads at soldier field he seemed to respond to the slowest and saddest songs"
Subject: Long Live Wally Stine
Subject: get down
I remember it as one of the best, bcause we were together.peace. all shows I saw were 5 stars folks.UDAVM...
Subject: feel sorry for those who missed
Subject: missed that summer
Subject: And so it goes
Subject: Fare Thee Well
Subject: 2 Stars
Subject: Indeed frustrating
Rob Pervere from Pioneer
Subject: Great sound
Subject: Great sound
Subject: Just In Case You're Wondering...
Just my short but sweet opinion!
Subject: No Jerry in the Second Set; many didn't notice
Subject: just like jack the ripper
Subject: Jerry's guitar is inaudible
Subject: Fare thee well...
Everybody in my section commented at one point or another that Jerry was not long for this world. It couldn't have been more obvious during Wharf Rat... and there are jumbo-screens at Giants Stadium, so everyone could see his face close-up.
But what could we do? We wanted to walk out, baffled by the cheers we were hearing while Jerry was literally & figuratively "dying" right before our eyes, but how do you leave someone who has been such big part of your life, fo sooo long?
Some folks left, some (myself included) stayed for the encore. "Brokedown" was as apt as could be, and somewhat redeeming musically. My friends & I left with a heavy heart, but with those beautiful Hunter lyrics ringing in our ears.
Somehow, I was still suprised when Jerry passed. I, like all of you, miss him dearly. But not as much as the folks who walked out early...
Subject: First set: Not so bad, Second set: Bad.
Performance wise, this gets off to an uneasy start, Garcia managing to mess up the Cold Rain solo quite significantly. The first set on the whole is never-the-less not so bad, with Schoolgirl, Ramble on Rose and It's All Over Now being quite listenable. Lazy River road on the other hand is particularly weak, and Don't Ease is just not what it used to be.
Unfortunately the entire second set is very uninspiring and rather dull. Even Phil sounds down tonight with a rather placid Unbroken Chain. Corrina is perhaps the highlight of the set, with Bobby trying in vain to rock some energy into the band, though a rather half-assed Matilda, making it's final appearence, dampens the mood again. After Drums/Space it goes slowly downhill some more, culminating in a VERY sloppy Throwing Stones. Brokedown isn't too bad, but you get the feeling they're just relieved to be finishing up. Not the worst show, and I've heard Jerry playing worse, but this one is just very lacking in something.
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